Maternal Health Trainer

Closing Date: 14 July 2022

Category: Healthcare & Medical

Become a VSA Volunteer and share your experience, knowledge and skills to transform the lives of many, provide greater cultural understanding, and create a fair future for all.
About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.

VSA will cover living allowances, accommodation, and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA. 

Our Partner Organisation

Our successful volunteer will be working with the Northern Provinicial Hospital (NPH) in Luganville. This is the second largest hospital in Vanuatu and serves the northern islands. The hospital has just over 100 beds spread over Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and TB wards, as well as hosting Outpatients, X-Ray, laboratory and limited ultrasound facilities. There is no CT scanner. Part of the hospital has recently been rebuilt and opened. NPH still does not haveits own paediatric anaesthetist and specialist paediatrician.

The hospital has a collegiate relationship with many charitable overseas organisations receiving specialist volunteer doctors and aid from overseas countries,notably Australia, New Zealand, and China.
The Assignment

The volunteer will focus on improving maternal health at several levels; working with nurses and local midwives to support care to women and babies and advocate for best practice family planning service. This will be achieved by working alongside nurses, midwives, medical staff,and the family health organisations

The Volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer with the following:
  • A Midwifery Qualification (registered and practising) or Nursing Qualification with midwifery as specialisation
  • Family Planning
  • Counselling skills
Apply Now!

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Fantastic Opportunity to volunteer in beautiful Vanuatu
  • Make a difference to maternal health in the Pacific
  • Fulltime volunteer experience